I feel very embarrassed posting this. I'm not sure when I started doing this, but at some point since my hair loss started, I started pulling hair out. Not pulling hairs out by the root, but running hands/fingers through my hair so the hairs that are already loose will come out. Or tugging on sections of hair to get loose hairs out. I've never pulled out normal hairs, but I keep deliberately pulling out the loose hairs that are about to fall anyway. I also find myself running my fingers over my head/scalp a lot, sort of checking for lumps or grazes or particularly thin/bald patches, and then I end up picking at the skin. I feel irritated and disgusted by myself, but it's like a compulsion. I'll find myself doing it when I'm alone and feeling anxious. I've pulled out a lot of hairs just during the time I've been typing this message. I don't think it's like trichotillomania because it's just already-loose hairs and it's not like it's a problem. It's like a stress response or anxious compulsion.. the habit has been created by the hair loss, because it's checking for hairs that are falling out or checking for evidence of the loss. It's almost like finding the loose hairs is reassuring on some level, because even now my hair loss is noticeable to others, I still manage to convince myself it's all in my head and I'm making it all up. Not really looking for advice, I just want to know if anybody else has started pulling/picking too since their hair loss started. I feel so sure I can't be the only one but at the same time I'm scared you'll think I'm totally abnormal.